This term our theme is to PAUSE, relax, sense our body/breath/mind and allow everything to settle and rest in its own way without forcing anything. Then we stretch out from this starting point, locating and letting go of embodied tension and working out what is preventing us from releasing the habitual holding of our muscles and joints. So far we have been discovering the connection between how we hold onto our thinking (incl. expectations, judgements etc.) so tightly and how this causes our bodies to tighten in response. So, by hitting the pause button and allowing our minds to relax first, we have more chance to free up our bodies. Many students have felt this connection for them-selves and are starting to experience the joys of ‘real yoga’. One such student Sarah Abbott has commented on this personally, click here to read about it from her point of view.